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of abc news, with terry moran, cynthia mcfadden and bill weir in new york city, this is "nightline," november 7th, 2012. >> good evening, i'm bill weir. well, as the happy obama family flew back to washington today, a few conservative pundits observed that if only america had the same demographics as it did under ronald reagan, mitt romney would have won. yes. and if jonie loves chachi was still in primetime, people wouldn't laugh at my parachute pants. the country is changing in waves. and what last night taught us is that the party that knows how to ride those waves wins. here's my co-anchor, terry moran. >> reporter: america awakened to a new political reality this morning. >> what happened? >> i was wrong. >> reporter: so were a lot of republicans. >> i so wish that i had been able to fulfill your hopes to lead the country in a different direction. but the nation chose another leader. >> thank you so much. >> reporter: what happened yesterday's simple, really, and profound and reflected in all those faces in the crowds last night at obama and romney headquarters. the american e
, cynthia mcfadden and bill weir in new york city, this is "nightline," november 8th, 2012. >> good evening, i'll bill weir. well, today in arizona, a 77-year-old man took his first free breath in 38 years. of course, people leave prison every day in this country, but what makes this moment extraordinary are the twists and turns that preceded it. the double homicide, the exwife's accusations, the desperate decades spent trying to prove innocence. abc's dan harris has been following this story for years, and brings us the very latest in this "nightline" investigates. >> reporter: you are looking at bill macumber's first breaths of freedom, after serving 38 years for a double murder he says he did not commit. >> big day, family day. >> reporter: this scene, the culmination of an astonishingly nasty fight between macumber and two powerful women. his ex-wife and also the governor of arizona. late today, at his first news conference, macumber cried when talking about the lawyers who fought to get him out. >> excuse me, excuse the emotion, but -- i'm here because of all these people. so -- i woul
weir in new york city, this is "nightline," november 9th, 2012. >> good evening, i'm bill weir. when president obama strode into the east room of the white house this afternoon, we all knew that job one of term two is to hammer out some sort of deal with republicans to keep the federal government from veering off the so-called fiscal cliff. and we knew he would probably lay down some markers. >> i'm open to compromise. i'm open to new ideas. i'm committed to solving our fiscal challenges. but i refuse to accept any approach that isn't balanced. i'm not going to ask students and seniors and middle class families to pay down the entire deficit while people like me making over $250,000 aren't asked to pay a dime more in taxes. i'm not going to do that. >> but what we did not know about that moment is that the president was also thinking about finding a new director of the cia. after decorated four-star general david petraeus admitted an affair and resigned. abc's senior foreign affairs correspondent martha raddatz has the details. >> reporter: as cia director, david petraeus held all of
york city. this is "nightline," november 13th, 2012. >>> good evening, i'm terry moran. well the twists just keep on coming in the scandal that led cia director david petraeus to step down. and today there was a stunning new turn that now the top general in afghanistan is feeling the unwelcome glare of the spotlight. at the center of it all, a tampa socialite named jill kelly. and abc's brian ross has set out to discover who this woman really is who's helped unravel the careers of one of the most powerful men in america. >> reporter: her detractors are harsh saying 37-year-old jill kelly of tampa is nothing more than a name-dropping, social-climbing, bored socialite. in the course of only a few days two of the most powerful men in america have been surrounded by scandal because of action she has taken. sending shock waves all the way to the white house. >> well, i certainly think wouldn't call it welcome. >> reporter: first it was cia director david petraeus. and now it is general john allen, running the war in afghanistan. together, a devastating blow to a country at war. >> anything t
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